3 months jail for stealing bicycle, car battery

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A 38-year-old Labourer opted to spend the next three months behind bars after he could not afford to pay a $50,000 fine.

Troy Joseph of Sophia, Georgetown appeared before Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court where he admitted that on April 28 at Lamaha Gardens, he stole a bicycle valued $13,000 and a car battery valued $35,000, the property of Joseph Innis.

The man explained to the court that he was charged with similar offences before.

Magistrate Fabayo Azore fined Joseph $50,000 or serve default three months imprisonment, however, the man explained that he has no money to pay the fine and would rather serve his sentence.

 

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